The Mill Co. Project and Styx present;
Jonny Woo’s East London Lecture
Written and performed by Jonny Wooster Directed by Douglas Rintoul Music by Richard Thomas Produced by Mandy Tutt
‘In 1995, in a pub called the Bricklayers Arms, in Shoreditch, the world began’.
In this final staging of his lecture style performance, Jonny relives moments from the party scene, which kicked off the next 20 years of regeneration in East London. Within this Tottenham warehouse space, he examines the moments when Shoreditch went from forgotten inner London backwater to the centre of all things cool using the text from interviews with his friends from the time, artists, new comers and a local resident called Jim. By re-creating stylist Fee Doran’s Shoreditch flat, Jim’s council flat and immersing the audience within a 90’s Shoreditch rave, Jonny takes the audience back to a ‘magical time’ when young creatives partied unsupervised, unaware of the changes they were instigating.
Lively, unexpected and thoroughly entertaining, ‘Jonny Woo’s East London Lecture’ is a life affirming look at urban change and our notion of community.
‘If anyone is qualified to give a lecture on the first wave of Shoreditch hipster culture it’s Jonny Woo’ – The Guardian
‘I loved this production’ 5 Stars – Londontheatre1.com
The late show will be followed by a warehouse party ‘Shoreditch’ style. Featuring the sounds of The High Priestess Of Funk and Laura Baker (Little and Large Productions) and hosted by Jonny Woo as Fee Doran.